And It’s Done

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302021

In yesterday’s blog I said I hope to wrap up my newest book, Big Lake Shootout, by the end of the day, and yesterday evening I finished it. I started working on it June 13, and finished July 29, so it took just a little under seven weeks. The book came in at 83,559 words before final editing and proofreading, and that often adds a couple hundred words to the final manuscript.

Today I will print out the final three chapters to get the editing and proofreading started. We have another week or so of proofreading and corrections and formatting to be done before the book goes live on Amazon, but I’ll sure be sure to let you all know when it does. And don’t forget to sign up for my free authors’ newsletter, which contains information about my books and writing activities, as well as some of the things my author friends are up to. I promise you won’t get spammed, and your email address won’t get shared with anybody else. If you would like to subscribe, just send me an email at

This is my third book for the year, and if I keep my nose to the grindstone I should get at least two more, and hopefully three by year’s end.

And here is a look at the cover of the new book. Someone said it looks like a western, and it is a modern-day western, not set in the Old West. But there is a lot of flavor of days gone by in the story. I really hope you folks like it, because I sure had a lot of fun writing it.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. Could somebody please explain the difference between trash and garbage to me? I get confused so easily.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Pirate Trials: Dastardly Deeds & Last Words, the first book in my friend Ken Rossignol’s Pirate Trials series. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing, please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

Thought For The Day – Some people age like fine wine. I aged like milk. I got sour and chunky.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  3 Responses to “And It’s Done”

  1. Congrats Nick!!!!
    I don’t know how you do it and have a million questions. I’m sure others do too. A, Hi, I’m Nick Russell and this is how I work would be a great blog post. Do you write at night, in the day, is it silent, do you listen to music, do you isolate yourself or not etc?

  2. Garbage is food waste and trash is broken toys? Here we just have garbage and recycling with garbage being anything that doesn’t belong in the recycling bin.

    I’m looking forward to reading another of your excellent books.

  3. To me, garbage is anything that can get stinky after a few hours or days and trash doesn’t do that. I always tell my visiting family to not throw their garbage in my trash can. They think that is weird too because they don’t appreciate the difference either but believe me after a few days, if they throw garbage in my trash can, they can smell the difference!

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